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Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 3) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Kimberly Griffiths

Scepter of FlintScepter of Flint by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Scepter of Flint
The lord Hani mystery book 3
By N.L. Holmes

Again author, N.L. Holmes has combined historical fiction with mystery. I love it when an author can transport you to another country and not only give you a mystery to solve but give you a real sense of being in that country, and environment. At the same time reading how two plots are woven into one story keeps the reader enthralled in the book, Lord Hani and his assistant has to solve the mystery of the tomb-robberies and the plague that threatens all of the people. I highly recommend this series to everyone.

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Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 3) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Jonell Collins

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 3) by N.L. Holmes is another masterful tale. The rich tapestry that N.L.Holmes weaves in her wonderful Lord Hani mysteries will keep you turning page after page. Set in ancient Egypt, it is a historical fiction lovers dream. The mystery of the tomb robbers is not the only plot in this tale, but it seems quite ironic that a plague is also a part of this story, in view of our own current events. Lord Hani’s love for his family and his countrymen is a big win for me. I love how Holmes accurate descriptions make this story come alive and I love the historical notes she includes. Another win for N.L.Holmes!

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Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 3) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Jennifer Wolbeck

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

The Scepter of Flint is my favorite Lord Hani mystery so far. I enjoyed the dual issue of both a high profile tomb robbery and the political ramifications of investigating foreign diplomats as potential suspects. I’m also a huge fan of the time period, set during the reign of the immortally glamorous queen Nefertiti and her notoriously unpopular husband, Akhenaten. This is one of the most interesting historical points in Ancient Egypt, and you get to explore both the events of the time and N.L. Holmes’ layered plot and fun characters.

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Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries #3) by NL Holmes-Review by Amanda Kimble

Scepter of FlintScepter of Flint by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

5/5 Stars

Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries #3) by NL Holmes

The third book in The Lord Hani Mysteries Series and NL Holmes is fantastic. Holmes knows how to attract a reader’s attention.

Hani is sent to the capital for something. Things are getting strange within high places. The quote I choose for Hani is: “Will I have the aid of any troops? I can hardly stop a gang of tomb robbers by myself.”

Highly recommended for Historical Crime.

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Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 3) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Erica Fish

Scepter of FlintScepter of Flint by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

This series has kept me going from the first book. I highly recommend reading the first books before reading this one as you will get more enjoyment out of the series. This book sent me on a roller coaster ride. I felt compelled to keep reading. The story kept my attention from the first sentence until the last word. The main character Hani is a great detective who is trying to figure out who is robbing the tombs. He is also having a slight problem with the witnesses ending up dead. Can Hani figure out who is behind the robberies and murders? I highly recommend this book and the whole series.

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Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 3) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Meg Tyrrell

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I’ve followed this series from the first one. The way N.L. Holmes is able to take you to Egypt is fascinating. This time Hani needs to discover who’s robbing tombs. It was a great read with the same great writing I’ve become use to with this author. It’s a great series and I think they should be read in order.

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Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 3) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Kerry Carr

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My rating: 5 of 5 stars

This is the 3rd book in the Lord Hani Mysteries series. I love these books as it contains my two favourite subjects. Ancient Egypt and mystery.  When I first started the series I thought it would be hard to follow with all the ancient names and God’s but the way they are written makes them easy to follow and most of the characters are in all 3 books so I recommend reading them from the beginning.

In this book we are back with Lord Hani who has been given a new assignment. There has been some tomb robberies but who is responsible for them? With the new prince taking over and changes to everyone’s way of life Hani doesn’t know who to trust. Could it be that the new Prince is actually behind the robberies? Lord Hani has a impossible task to get to the bottom of this mystery.

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Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 3) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Betsy Melano

Scepter of FlintScepter of Flint by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

One of my favorite kinds of books to read is a historical fiction novel. I love to picture the way things looked back in ancient times. N.L. Holmes describes ancient Egypt beautifully adding to the task at hand for Lord Hani, and his assistant Maya. They must find out who is robbing several tombs while a plague is taking the lives of rich and poor alike.
I am sad to say that I have not yet head the pleasure of reading the first two books in the series. I will definitely be reading them very soon.

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Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 3) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Jennifer Gordon

Scepter of FlintScepter of Flint by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

‘Scepter of Flint’ is the third book in, ‘The Lord Hani Mysteries’ series and having read the previous two books in the series I was particularly looking forward to this latest instalment and was definitely not disappointed. It can be read as a standalone story, however I feel that the reader will enjoy the novels more if they are read in order. I was pleased to be back with Lord Hani, an Egyptian Diplomat and his assistant Maya. This story was set during the Great Jubilee of the Aten, and Hani is sent to investigate when a mysterious series of tomb robberies occur and any witnesses to the robberies die. A dreadful plague is also ravaging the country and the palace where Hani’s physician daughter is. Hani has to make sense of what is happening between the tomb raids, the plague and Egypt’s ally, Naharin now being in the hands of a usurper. Hani also realises that he has an enemy, but who is it.
The author really brings ancient Egypt to life with her wonderfully descriptive narrative and world building and this really sets the scene for this novel. The authors knowledge and research shines through in her writing and I found the list of characters at the beginning of the book very helpful as there are a lot of characters to keep up with. Again Hani makes a great main character as he is well defined and relatable as well as likeable and he really brings the plot together along with Maya, who is another fascinating character. The storyline flows well and the plot is fast paced and full of action, drama and mystery which had me gripped from start to finish. I look forward to future books in this enjoyable and engaging series.

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Scepter of Flint (The Lord Hani Mysteries Book 3) by N.L. Holmes – Review by Francis O’Sullivan

Scepter of FlintScepter of Flint by N.L. Holmes
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Scepter of Flint is the third book in N.L. Holmes’ Lord Hani Mysteries series. Drawing on Holmes’ knowledge of history and archaeology, this series is set in a vivid Ancient Egyptian world.
Lord Hani is called upon to investigate a series of tomb robberies, in the hopes that he can do so discretely and get the embarrassing matter wrapped up before it threatens to undermine Egypt’s standing on an international stage. But from the start things are complicated, and Hani learns not only that there are few people he can trust, but also that he must be very careful to earn the trust of others.
The mystery alone makes this a real page-turner, but what I really loved about this book was how much detail there is. There are moments where perhaps it feels like we are getting a bit too much information at once (although that might be my fault for jumping in at book three…) but mostly it adds to the story rather than feeling like a history lesson.
For me, this is a five-star book. I really enjoyed it and am keen to get on to the next book (and then go back and fill in the gaps for myself with the first two…). I would recommend it to anyone who had an Ancient Egypt phase growing up (so that’s pretty much everyone, right?) and who enjoys puzzling through a good mystery!

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